Grim Tales

Read by Peter Yearsley

(4.6 stars; 194 reviews)

A collection of gentle stories that draw us into that hidden world where fear is just around the next corner, and where loving hands can touch across the boundaries of death. (Summary by Peter Yearsley) (2 hr 34 min)


The Ebony Frame 29:23 Read by Peter Yearsley
John Charrington's Wedding 17:29 Read by Peter Yearsley
Uncle Abraham's Romance 8:30 Read by Peter Yearsley
The Mystery of the Semi-Detached 8:33 Read by Peter Yearsley
From the Dead - part 1 16:31 Read by Peter Yearsley
From the Dead - part 2 8:57 Read by Peter Yearsley
From the Dead - part 3 8:37 Read by Peter Yearsley
Man-size in Marble 34:15 Read by Peter Yearsley
The Mass for the Dead 22:38 Read by Peter Yearsley


(5 stars)

Peter Yeardsley (sp) is my favorite Librivox reader and he totally fits the horror genre with that balanced tone and his prosody is superb!

(3.5 stars)

Very good reading of some pretty creepy stories.


(4 stars)

Definitely one of the more memorable stories in the selection, largely due to Mr. Yearsley's well modulated voice. Perfect balancing down to the last eerie intonation. Brilliant reader.

Good Listen...

(5 stars)

Fun stories. Reminded me of the "Dark Fantasy" series.


(5 stars)

wonderful book it gave me the willies

Peter Yearsley is always extraordinary

(5 stars)

Although I shy away from most Librivox books, ( it seems most people with a burning desire to donate their narration skills have those very chipper voices that read everything as if they're doing kindergarten library hour), Peter Yearsley is a pleasure. He is also a very polite and kind gentleman, and actually took the time to answer the emails I sent complimenting him. The only drawback is that there are not more E. Nesbit stories narrated by him.

Entertaining but all sad endings

(4 stars)

First of all 5 stars to the narrator Peter Yearsley. What a lovely voice. The stories are really all rather more sad than scary. They are ghost stories almost with a moral. I enjoyed the stories and they were short, made for nice light entertainment while driving.

So Romantic...

(5 stars)

yet so tragic. Of course I am not giving anything away because, well, the books title tells it like it is. Peter Y. gives so much inflection to each character you are absolutely absorbed into the story.